There’s no doubt in jockey Opie Bosson’s mind that star Kiwi mare Melody Belle is good enough to join rare company for a mare and carry the number one saddlecloth to victory in a Doncaster Mile.
Racing Australia has been working closely with the Principal Racing Authorities (PRAs), to ensure the continuation of Thoroughbred Racing across Australia through analysis, advocacy and the continuity of services.
With the luxury of Quackerjack’s place in the Doncaster assured for months, trainer Mark Newnham has been able to tailor his preparation to ensure the timing is perfect heading into the famous Randwick mile.
The sacrifice jockey Koby Jennings has made to take the ride on Bobbing, and attempt a rare piece of history, at Randwick on Saturday can’t be understated.
ARCC (Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy) has created its first-ever online Sydney Racing Fraternity Prayer Service, in lieu of the Annual Racing Mass which was to be held on Sunday 29th March but cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Star Championships set down for the 4th and 11th of April – which includes the running of eight Group 1 races – will proceed, subject to changes in Government restrictions.
The Chris Waller-trained Verry Elleegant has posted one of the easiest Group One wins of the Sydney autumn carnival in the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill.
Transcendent will attempt to maintain a perfect start to his Hong Kong career when he lines up under a new pilot in a smoking hot Class 2 Chak On Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (29 March).
History will tell you that Avilius probably won’t defend his title in Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5m Kia Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill and trainer James Cummings said there’ll be no excuses if he can’t get the job done.